Posted by toadstar on 3:58 PM

Saving the Environment-You're Doing It Wrong:

So the G-8 have gotten together and have agreed to reduce greenhouse emissions in half by (you ready for this....) 2050. Forty-two years! I don't honestly think that we have that much time-and that's only by half how much longer to reduce it further? In forty-two years, I'll be 76 living on an iron lung from all the crap in the air (not kidding just look at these pictures of China)* and living in a house floating over what use to be Houston Texas, but is now the Gulf of Mexico.

Although it's not surprising given the new revelations that 'Vice President Dick Cheney's office pushed for major deletions in congressional testimony on the public health consequences of climate change'. Six pages of testimony from the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were cut in an attempt to avoid having to regulate greenhouse gases. The White House claims that the changes were made because of reservations raised by White House advisers questioning the accuracy of the science and we all know how much the White House cares about accuracy in regards to science.

At a news conference, Boxer said the heavy editing of the CDC testimony
last October was "not haphazard" but part of broader efforts to downplay the
consequences of climate change. She said the goal was to assure EPA's response
to a Supreme Court directive to examine whether to regulate carbon dioxide
"would be as weak as possible."

So there it is pandering to the automotive industry and the oil companies is more important than the health and lives of the people that they are suppose to represent.

*Yes I realize that part of the reason that the air quality in China is so bad is due to outsourcing manufacturing jobs to China that could be done here, but I use this as merely an example-I could have easily linked a picture of Denver or LA, but I chose instead to link this article, because I found it interesting and the picture illustrated my point.


Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas